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'''Louis Daniel Armstrong''' (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed '''Satchmo''',For "satchel-mouth". Satch, and Pops,For background on nicknames, see was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.Bergreen (1997), p. 1. Around 1922, he followed his mentor, King Oliver|Joe "King" Oliver, to Chicago to play in the Creole Jazz Band. In the Windy City, he networked with other jazz musicians, reconnecting with his friend, Bix Biederbecke,...
Birth nameLouis Daniel Armstrong{{cite book|title=Louis Armstrong|year=2015|first=Gene H.|last=Anderson|publisher=Oxford University Press|isbn=9780190268756|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=Cn70BgAAQBAJ&pg=PT6&lpg=PT6&dq=louis+daniel+armstrong+baptismal+record&source=bl&ots=yOca_NnSmn&sig=JJ4t_p7Lw-KwGHp8z3NCYVKoWb4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB5ZDShZ7XAhWC24MKHd0PB0UQ6AEIdzAO#v=onepage&q=louis%20daniel%20armstrong%20baptismal%20record&f=false}}
Birth date{{birth date|1901|8|4}}
Birth placeNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1971|7|6|1901|8|4}}
Death place{{nowrap|Corona, Queens, New York (state)|New York, U.S.}}
Death causeMyocardial infarction|Heart attack
Other names{{hlist|"Satchmo"|"Satch"|"Pops"|"Louie"}}
Occupation{{hlist|Musician|composer|singer|}}
Spouse{{marriage|Daisy Parker
|1918|1923|end=divorced}}
{{marriage|Lil Hardin Armstrong
|1924|1938|end=divorced}}
{{marriage|Alpha Smith
|1938|1942|end=divorced}}
{{marriage|Lucille Wilson
|1942|1971|end=his death}}
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